Becoming Us

When it rains, it pours I stared at the pee stick I held in my hand, utterly shocked by the positive sign. A million thoughts ran through my head, from birth to child care, to baby names--all things I didn't need to be thinking about right now, at this moment, when I'd just learned that …

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My body is a champ

About a year and a half ago, we were in the emergency room waiting for me to be seen by fatigued late-night hospital staff. My body had shown signs of infection and needed immediate treatment. I was ordered to be on IV antibiotics (so it could reach me faster and in stronger doses) and told …

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Porto, Portugal: Scenic Segways and seafood memories

This was it. It was our final country, second to last city on our Europe portion of the trip. And it was Porto, Portugal, because again, we had gotten rave recommendations from people we talked to about visiting Portugal. Portugal is a hidden gem in Western Europe, commonly overlooked, in my opinion, in favor of …

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